Diego, Pasquale, Antonio and Rosa, with the support of their parents, founded the roots of the Iuzzolini Estate
Recovery and enhancement of the Calabrian native vines: Gaglioppo and Greco bianco.
We begin to gather the first fruits that give life to the ``history`` of the cellar.
The dream begins to turn into reality, the first bottles come to life.
The doors open: first big party on the occasion of open cellars, to make wine products known to all wine lovers
Always together towards new goals. Unity is strength.
A well-known Calabrian family existing in Cirò from the dawning of the 16th century, when the great mathematician and astrologist Luigi Lilio reformed the Gregorian calendar in 1582.
Many rich noble families of Cirò were born precisely in the 16th century and started setting up solid properties which became part of the history of the territory. These include the old house Iuzzolini, recognized among the leading families of the sixteenth century.
One of his distant descendants Iuzzolini dates back to Luigi, who was born in 1514 while the next century sees many celebrities including the notary Juzzolini Carlo who was born in 1698. In the 18th century for the first time the letter “I” appeared in place of the archaic “J”.
In the last century from the marriage between Don Fortunato Iuzzolini and Donna Vittoria Liotti, was born in 1906 Don Diego Iuzzolini, the father of Fortunato, current owner of the company. This one, together with his wife Giovanna Colicchio and sons, Diego, Pasquale, Antonio and Rosa, started in 2005 the processing of the grapes, and built a modern equipped winery, thus realizing a dream handed down over time
DOC area for white, red and rosé wines in the Italian region of Calabria. The area includes the homonymous communities Cirò and Cirò Marina (the Classical area), as well as Crucoli and Melissa in the province of Crotone.
White wines is obtained from Greco Bianco (80%) and other approved varieties (maximum 20%). Red, Rosso Classico and Rosato wines are produced by at least 80% of Gaglioppo and a maximum of 20% by other approved varieties (including 10% of Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Merlot.) Rosso produces also a higher alcoholic and a longer Superior Reserve If the grapes come from classified vineyards, Vigna can be given followed by the name of the vineyard.
The Classic area has a very distant past and has been identified as the Greek Crimea (Cremissa), which was later called Zrò and finally Cirò. After a legend no longer verifiable, a red wine from here in ancient times was served to the Olympic champions. Moreover, it was presumably carried by the athletes during training in the amphorae from the ball to the tip of the Italian boot. It was (and this is true today) as a particularly rich in body and alcohol.